'Safe' drivers, who are paying attention and obeying the law and the Highway Code, are very rarely killed or injured when cyclists crash into them.
'Safe' cyclists, who are paying attention and obeying the law and the Highway Code, are killed or injured on a regular basis when drivers crash into them.
Yes. Cyclists need to stop criticising 'bad' cyclists (which seems to be very fashionable at the moment). When this attitude is re-inforced by perceived 'qualified' indivudals, it only serves to confirm the suspicions of the more judgemental road users out there. Especially when the 'bad' cyclist comments are so often thrown at perfectly law-abiding cyclists, as is often the case. But even the rule-breakers cannot be put into the same context as bad drivers.
Riding a bike should be so simple that a child can do it safely. It's about time we stop blaming the most vulnerable road users. I believe the real problem with so called bad cycling is bad infrastructure.